Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for a suspect who escaped during a farm attack incident that took place yesterday, 02 September 2020.
The incident happened at Sundra near Delmas where one suspect was shot dead.
According to information, three armed men went to a certain farm and forcefully entered the premises.
The men proceeded to the house and found the security gate locked, the owners then heard the noise and a shootout ensued.
A police officer living nearby heard the gunshots and called for backup. Members of the civilian neighbourhood watch group also got involved and spotted the suspects where a shootout ensued.
One suspect was shot and killed and another suspect was apprehended and sustained gunshot wounds.
Two firearms, with serial numbers filed off loaded with ammunition were seized.
The third suspect evaded arrest hence the manhunt.
The police opened a case of attempted house robbery, murder, attempted murder as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.
The 30 -year-old suspect was taken to hospital just after his arrest where he is under police guard and he is expected to appear in the Delmas Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 04 September 2020.
Meanwhile police are requesting anyone with information that can assist in the investigation to kindly contact Detective Warrant Officer Eddie Raphakgadi on 082 499 3149 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 1011.
Alternatively a tip-off can be given on the MySAPSApp that can be downloaded to any smartphone.
All information will be treated with confidentiality and callers may opt to remain anonymous.